THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE

If you are a member, log in to receive member pricing
THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE
A Grand Delusion
  • ISBN/SKU: 9781591140405
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Era: WWII
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Subject: WWII
  • Date Available: April 2008
If you are a member, log in to receive member pricing
$39.95 List Price
$31.96 Member Price
Full Description:

A distinguished British maritime writer, Woodman offers a compelling reassessment of the British and German planning that led to the first and one of the most famous naval battles of World War II. The dramatic sea fight between the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee and the British cruisers Exeter, Ajax, and Achilles off the coast of South America in December 1939 is seen as one of the classics of naval warfare. Woodman argues that the long-accepted interpretation of events is ripe for closer scrutiny and reevaluation. Using eyewitness accounts, he graphically reconstructs the daylong battle and pursuit and draws penetrating portraits of the battle's opposing commanders. This important new work is certain to become the subject of close study and debate.

Richard Woodman, a professional sailor best known for his popular Nathanial Drinkwater novels, is the author of many nonfiction studies of World War II naval subjects. This book will also be published in the UK by Pen & Sword Books.

More by this Author

THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE
A distinguished British maritime writer, Woodman offers a compelling reassessment of the... Read More

Events and Conferences

None found for this author.

Customer Reviews
Reviews
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Average Customer Reviews
Stars

 
 

Conferences and Events

Maritime Security Dialogue

Tue, 2014-10-14

Please join us for the launch of a new Maritime Security Dialogue series, featuring: Admiral Jonathan Greenert, USN, Chief...

Defense Forum Washington 2014

Newseum - Knight Conference Center

2015 WEST Conference

View All

From the Press

Guest Lecturer & Book Signing

Sun, 2014-10-26

"Meet the Author & Book Talk"

Mon, 2014-10-27

Why Become a Member of the U.S. Naval Institute?

As an independent forum for over 135 years, the Naval Institute has been nurturing creative thinkers who responsibly raise their voices on matters relating to national defense.

Become a Member Renew Membership